The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good to meet the basic needs of all who come seeking help. Taking immediate care of the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing and safety, assistance to pay utilities, and other necessities based on the need is an important first step in the development of a more positive and permanent change in the people we help. The Salvation Army is interested in more than temporary solutions. We have Emergency & Shelter Plus Programs to serve those who need a few nights stay or desire to enter a 12 month program to end their homelessness. Most importantly, we share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone who enters our doors.
RENT, MORTGAGE & UTILITY ASSISTANCE
The Salvation Army has programs to support low-income households. Financial assistance is available to help pay rent, mortgage and utilities so people can remain in their homes. The program also provides assistance to avoid shut-off or restore electric services and other utilities like gas and water. The programs run year-round. In the hot summers or cold winters when utility bills are at their highest, The Salvation Army is there to help our community.
Clothing vouchers are available for local residents that have an emergency need. Our Social Services department provides clothing vouchers Monday through Friday. These are redeemable at our Salvation Army Family Store on South Main Street. The Salvation Army’s Family Stores are loaded with new and gently used clothing and household items that are donated through the pick-up service and drop-off locations. The Family Stores offer products for men, women and children at a bargain price or free to our approved clients.
South High Point Store
1501 South Main Street,
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 881-5422
2531 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC
EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES
Disasters have become an all too familiar occurrence in our communities. Whether natural or man-made, they leave a wake of devastation for those involved. Temporary refuge is provided for victims of fires or disasters such as floods, house fires, tornados, among others. Vouchers may be written to our South Main Family Store for items lost in the disaster. All victims must have necessary paperwork (i.e. fire report) verifying their need.
We are a member of The Community Resource Network (CRN), which consists of eight emergency assistance agencies in Greater High Point that work together to assist with food, utility bills, rent payments, and other immediate needs to provide stabilization for individuals in our community who are living in crisis due to job loss, medical issues, and other financial situations. The other partner agencies include:
- Helping Hands Ministry
- Hope Outreach Church
- Macedonia Family Resource Center
- Open Door Ministries
- Sincerely Agape
- West End Ministries
- Ward Street Community Resources
The Salvation Army Food Pantry helps supplement a client’s current food supply. Personal hygiene items, paper products, and household cleaning supplies (diapers, toilet paper, etc.) are sometimes available. Food bags contain non-perishable food items and are made in single, double, and family sizes.
How Our Food Pantry Works
Keeping the Pantry shelves stocked: The pantry receives food donations from a variety of sources, including food drives such as our annual Holiday Concerts, community donations, and also from local organizations and corporations who conduct (canned) food drives on our behalf.
If you are interested in hosting a food drive at work, school, or through an organization, please contact us as we can assist you. To volunteer, make donations, or for additional information give us a call at 336-881-5400, we are waiting to hear from you.
Who is Eligible?
High Point residents in our service areas can apply for our emergency services. This process requires an interview to determine eligibility as well as identification and other verification documentation. Please call first to see if you are in our service area, if not we can refer you to our local partner agencies.
How to apply/receive assistance:
Rent/Mortgage is given on Wednesdays only from 8:00am-noon. Utility assistance is given Monday through Friday beginning at 8:00am to noon. Food/Clothing/Furniture assistance is given Monday through Friday beginning at 1:00pm-4:30pm. Applicants with questions can call 336-881-5400. Required documents: Rent lease (required) or current bill, proof of income and expenses, township action letter, and past due statement or eviction notice.
- All clients requesting assistance must go through a confidential interview with a social services staff member, at which time clients’ needs will be assessed and the type and amount of assistance will be determined.
- Photo ID is required at the time of the interview.
- Proof of current address is required at the time of interview.
- Birth Certificates for all children, Medicaid Card
- Some types of assistance do require additional information.
- Rent Lease
- Proof of Income and Expenses
- Past due statement or eviction notice
- Past due utility bill
For more information on our Social Service Program, please call our information line at 336-881-5415.